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Chad Thornton

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Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., Cum Laude, 2023

University of Mississippi, B.A., 2009


Journal of Energy Law & Resources, Senior Associate (Volume 11) and Junior Associate (Volume 10)

Order of the Barrister

Dean's Scholar

Justice Fred A. Blanche Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana

Chad Thornton focuses his practice on commercial litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith, and employment litigation. 

Chad received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mississippi. While in law school, he was a Senior Associate of the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, served as an academic tutor for Constitutional Law and Legal Research and Writing, and was a member of the Board of Advocates. Chad also participated in the National Criminal Advocacy Trial Competition, received first place in the 2021 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition, and was selected to argue as amicus before the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

Publications and Presentations


"Wave Goodbye to the Jones Act: Why a Waiver of the Jones Act Should and Can be Granted for Offshore, Wind Farm Installation," 11 LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources (2023)

Past Experience

Proskauer Rose LLP, New Orleans, LA